County Republicans announce campaign spending

ELIZABETHTOWN - The Essex County Republican Committee has announed their decision to devote resources to party candidates in preparation for the Nov. 3 general election.

In total, the Executive Committee authorized the expenditure of $23,900 in support of Republican candidates facing opposition.

The committee voted to spend $17,500 to assist the re-election of Sheriff Henry Hommes and the election of District Attorney candidate Kristy Sprague.

The members voting consisted of fifteen of the Town Chairs, or their representatives, that make up Essex County's 18 towns, as well as three officers who complete the Executive committee.

"We are moving toward Election Day with a strong and united front," said Essex County GOP Chairman Ron Jackson.

The committee also voted to spend $3,000 on Judge Richard Meyer's campaign for Supreme Court in the Fourth Judicial District. The remaining $3,400 will be spent to aid eight town Supervisors with opposition, the re-election of Supreme Court Justice Thomas Mercure and the campaign of Assemblywoman Dede Scozzafava, who is the Republican candidate for the vacated 23rd Congressional seat.

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